InfoQ reached out to "Continuous Delivery and DevOps: A Quickstart Guide" book author Paul Swartout in order to find out what have been the major changes in this space (and in the book) in the last couple of years. Swartout shares his view on cultural challenges to DevOps adoption and how the rise of mobile and microservices impacts Continuous Delivery approaches, among other topics.
Dean Leffingwell’s “Leading SAFe LiveLessons” - training videos are based on Lean-Agile transformation concepts at enterprise level. The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) provides practices, roles, activities and artifacts for applying Lean and Agile development at enterprise scale.
An interview with Larman about LeSS and what makes it different from other scaling frameworks and using empirical process control to increase organizational agility. Larman also explained how organizations can work with feature teams, and gave examples of how teams and stakeholders can be in direct contact with their customers and users and can work together to ship their product every sprint.
Finding ways to eliminate root causes of delays can improve flow. This article discusses clustering blockers and provides ways to prioritize blockers that have most impact or are the quickest wins.
How do you get good flow? A common scenario in a software company is that too much is going on at once. We need a shift in mindset, to go from focus on resource efficiency to focus on flow efficiency.
With talented developers, quality advocates and user-experience designers, teams know how to deliver valuable software. But as we improve service delivery using kanban, who manages flow?
There’s no reward for being a Scrum or kanban shop if we are not delivering value to customers. We need to change our mindset, and focus on the principles that people follow and values they share.
Benjamin Wootton, DevOps consultant, shares his view of the DevOps landscape in 2015. What's the low hanging fruit to kickstart DevOps transformations, how to leverage cloud and containers and more.
An interview with Jan Bosch about getting benefits from increasing delivery speed, steps after adopting Agile and DevOps, using experiments to innovate, and practices for experimentation.
An interview with Katharine Kirk about how agile or lean can increase politics and how she combines ideas from agile and lean with eastern and tribal philosophy to deal with people issues that arise.
"BDD In Action" is a book that aims to cover the full spectrum of BDD practices from requirements through to the development of production code backed by executable specifications and automated tests. 3
This article introduces gilt.com's ION-Roller continuous deployment application, which allows the company to operate a resilient cloud-based microservice platform utilising Scala, Docker and AWS. 9